Dehydrated Apple chips are crispy, sweet and the perfect healthy snack. You can save a lot of money by making them at home with a food dehydrator. It's an easy process! Let's do it!

Thoroughly wash and dry the apples. You do not need to core or peel them.

You can use whatever variety of apple you have on hand!   Sweet apples tend to get sweeter when dehydrated and sour apples tend to get more sour. My favorite apples to use are Honeycrisp, Granny Smith, or Cosmic Crisp.

Thinly slice the apples about ⅛th of an inch thick

Use a mandoline for ease and uniformity.

Optional: coat the apple slices with lemon juice to prevent browning.   Sprinkle with Cinnamon.

Lay out the apples on the dehydrator trays, leaving a little space between each apple.

Turn on your dehydrator and begin dehydrating apples.  If your food dehydrator has a temperature setting, set it to 140 degrees.

After 1 hour, flip apple chips over to prevent sticking.  Flip again around the 2 hour mark. After 2 hours, the apples should be dry enough that they won't stick, so you'll no longer need to flip them..

Because every apple variety is different, and every dehydrator works a little differently, the apple chips will need to be dehydrated for 8-12 hours.  So after 8 hours, check on the chips every hour.

You'll know the chips are done when they are not soft or flexible at all.

Store them in an airtight container and they can last for months!

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